psychic_mechanic
psychic_mechanic Dork
8/15/12 12:57 p.m.

I felt the need to share my pain. Someone had previously placed an LT1 in the engine bay and wired it up with leftover household wiring and connectors. The "fresh" junkyard motor blew up in a matter of weeks and I have been asked to swap in another SBC and address the shortcomings of the previous swap.

You may ask yourself how we could make this even more of a pain than just digging through a mess of wires and stuff that is almost wires...

<img src="From August 15, 2012" />

We'll use the crossfire injected engine for this, that would make it even better.

<img src="From August 15, 2012" />

hrdlydangerous
hrdlydangerous Reader
8/15/12 7:51 p.m.

I'm digging the truck but why, oh WHY would you use Crossfire injection?

patgizz
patgizz UltraDork
8/16/12 9:19 a.m.
hrdlydangerous wrote: I'm digging the truck but why, oh WHY would you use Crossfire injection?

because crossram = awesome?

truck = torque

long runners = torque

it's basically a tbi engine so great for truck, not so great for vette.

psychic_mechanic
psychic_mechanic Dork
8/16/12 9:54 a.m.

Yeah, we did have a chance to drive the engine in the wrecked donor before pulling it and it is a torque monster.

Pretty much all of the internet searches for crossfire swap direct me to sites telling me how to swap in a TPI or TBI engine into an original crossfire car though.

patgizz
patgizz UltraDork
8/16/12 12:11 p.m.

i think people are afraid of them because it's a 3 year production run engine. friend of mine had a bone stock 84 auto vette and was .3 slower in the quarter than my bone stock 91 tpi auto same track/time/day/lane.

it's the same as TBI - 2 barrels, 2 injectors...but they are split up into 2 units instead of one. i had a buddy swap a crossfire intake onto a 78 camaro, i helped with the wiring. we used a tbi truck harness and computer and just had to pull apart the injector wiring since they were not right next to each other anymore.

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH PowerDork
8/17/12 10:19 a.m.

Got more pics of the truck? Marty McFly had excellent taste in trucks.

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